Category Archives: tomorrow

Friction

Just read Russell Davies’ post which, among many other things, makes a glancing reference to William Gibson’s latest book Zero History.
Truthfully, Davies post is explicitly him throwing some ideas out there trying to jumpstart an article for Wired. But I wanna focus on something that jumped out at me reading it, around his notion [...]

Xanadu

Catching up on my reading after vaca, reading Coding Horror :: The Xanadu Dream reminded me it’s time for my yearly re-reading of:
Wired Mags 1995 article..
Truly this, and the book Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software are two of my favorite non-techie non-fiction reads about [...]

All Tomorrow’s Parties

This was forwarded to me by @igzelesko:

One thing that hit me as I was watching it, and this may be a sign of my as yet undestroyed socialist/cyber Marxist tendencies: the bit about 42% of americans saying they’d pay for ad free tv scares the crap out of me.
And not because I’m in advertising, but because [...]

This is the Modern World

A presentation from Webstock via O’Reilly Radar:
The Demon-Haunted World.
Delving into the networked, invisible environment we live in, and increasingly REALLY live in, as in, it isn’t a layer upon the world, but the water in which we swim.
Why am I writing about this?:

Blogjects!
Introduced me to the Archigrams group.
Fascinated with psychogeography, and the Situationist’s in general.
Has [...]

Goodbye Sister Disco

What are you doing?

Why are you doing it?

And how?
What am I talking about?
Two articles. Sterling’s (first), rant about the web 2.0 thing. Not fair to call it a rant. He paraphrases Kant, Marx, probably Debord, and I don’t know who else… this piece needs rereading. Because he’s saying something.
Second link: a dissertation. I think it [...]